SC Hires Dr. Marvin Dewey as VP for Institutional Advancement

Release Date: 
June 8, 2009

Sterling College is pleased to announce that Dr. Marvin Dewey, a native of Great Bend, Kan., has accepted the position of Vice President for Institutional Advancement.
"Dr. Dewey comes to Sterling with strong experience in Christian liberal arts administration. His unique skills, as well as his prior connections to the College, will be of great benefit, and I am glad to welcome him to Sterling. I am also thankful for alumnus Scott Carter, who stepped in to lead the advancement office during this interim period. We greatly appreciate his expertise and service. I have confidence Dr. Dewey will build upon the growth Carter has effected while he also employs his own ideas and leadership style," Sterling College President Dr. Paul J. Maurer said.
Dr. Dewey returns to Kansas from Alberta, Canada, where he served as the president of Taylor University College and Seminary from 1997 to 2008. During his tenure at Taylor, the school's endowment grew by almost 300%, and annual fund giving nearly doubled. For fourteen years prior to that, Dewey worked at Sioux Falls Seminary in South Dakota, first as the Director of Development and then as the Vice President for Advancement, participating in two capital campaigns, meeting with major donors, and leading the development, public relations, and recruitment staffs.
He holds a doctorate in higher education administration from Peabody College of Vanderbilt University in Nashville, Tenn.; a master of divinity from Sioux Falls Seminary; and a bachelor of arts in religion from Taylor University College. As Sterling College's Vice President for Advancement, Dr. Dewey will serve on the president's cabinet and will be responsible for leading and coordinating all College development and alumni relations, including annual fund, major gifts, planned giving, and church relations.
Dewey and his wife Becky, an elementary school teacher, will be moving to the Sterling area this summer. They have two adult children who live in Sioux Falls, S.D. Dewey is originally from Great Bend, Kan., and his mother and two of his brothers still live in the area. Three of his nephews are Sterling College graduates.